Should Saint Louis taxpayers offer to build a new stadium or improve the Edward Jones Dome to keep the Rams in town?


Missouri’s Supreme Court held that students in the Show-Me State have a right to an accredited education. That has helped to secure educational opportunities for students like Angel Mathews.


Please support the Show-Me Institute in its fight for liberty in Missouri.


Show-Me Institute Chief Economist Joseph Haslag, Ph.D., notes the declining economic growth in Missouri compared to the rest of the country. Haslag has written about this issue in a recent essay.


Show-Me Institute Policy Researcher Joseph Miller notes that Uber Black is now operating in Saint Louis. Unfortunately, Uber's other ridesharing services are prohibited in the region by the taxicab commission.


The Show-Me State has given away over $5 billion to well-connected big businesses. A better approach would be across-the-board tax cuts.


James Shuls, Ph.D., talks about the Goodloe family's decision to leave the Normandy School District and return to Francis Howell School District.


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Riding to the Hounds of Corporate Welfare
January 5, 2015

One famous wag called foxhunting “the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.” A similar point may be made about the practice of chasing economic development with tax breaks and subsidies to selected businesses.

The New Proposed TIF Project In Sikeston
November 17, 2014

The redevelopment of the Sikeston 60 West Redevelopment Area is welcome, but the now-standard assumption of public subsidies for these projects is unfortunate.

Urban Neglect: Kansas City’s Misuse of Tax Increment Financing
December 11, 2014

In Kansas City Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is not being used to address legitimate blight or pervasive economic need, but rather to subsidize private development, often rewarding politically connected developers instead.

Decentralization Through Centralization: The Story Of The Recovery School District
September 16, 2014

Individuals who support free markets and limited government often are the most strident advocates for school choice. Many of these same individuals applaud the development of the emerging school choice market in New Orleans. The irony of this is that Louisiana has expanded choice and created the first all-charter school district in the country through the use of greater centralized control.

This strategy of promoting decentralization through centralization is spreading. Thus far, Louisiana’s turnaround has inspired Tennessee, Michigan, and...

Policy Briefing: Missouri Transition Costs and Public Pension Reform
March 3, 2014

The goal of public employee pensions is twofold: to provide a safe and secure retirement for our valued state employees and to help recruit and...

2014 Saint Louis County Public Policy Recommendations
July 15, 2014

Analysts and scholars with the Show-Me Institute have identified free-market policy changes that could improve Saint Louis County. These pamphlets summarize those recommendations for transforming the county's regulatory, transparency, budget, and tax policy.



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